Bob Woodruff Opens Up About Injuries (People, NOVEMBER 08, 2006)
Standing steady at a Washington, D.C., podium with no visible sign of impairment, former coanchor of ABC’s World News Tonight Bob Woodruff said on Monday about his grave injuries of January, “It’s kind of hard to believe it now,” PEOPLE reports in its latest issue.
Thanking the soldiers who helped him out of Iraq and the medical staff who saved his life, he accepted a Victory Award for courage at the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s 20th Anniversary Gala.
Woodruff no longer needs physical or speech therapy but does cognitive rehab three times a week to work on “word recall” – calling up desired words at the right time. He’s preparing a TV special on his ordeal and writing a memoir with his wife, Lee, 46, both due out next spring.
All this seemed a fantasy last March when he awoke from medically induced sedation.